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British politician, Dennis Skinner Is Not Dead

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British politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolsover from 1970 to 2019 now a member of the Labour Party, Dennis Skinner is very much alive and doing well (Not Dead). The fake news was earlier reported by Chesterfield Radio and it has been confirmed that it was misinformation from the local radio station.

Who Is Dennis Skinner?

He was a controversial figure during his time in the House of Commons and was famed for his one-liners every year at the opening of Parliament. Dennis Skinner was known for his left-wing views and acerbic wit, he belonged to the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

Born in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Skinner is the third of nine children. His father Edward Skinner was a coal miner who was sacked after the 1926 general strike, and his mother Lucy was a cleaner.

In June 1942, at the age of 10, Skinner won a scholarship to attend Tupton Hall Grammar School after passing the eleven-plus a year early. In 1949, he went on to work as a coal miner at Parkhouse colliery, working there until its closure in 1962.

 

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